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Patrick Kilchermann of Instant Accuracy, Meet the Streisand Effect. Streisand Effect, Meet Patrick Kilchermann

So about a year ago, Caleb at Gun Nuts junked the light night cable TV pitch come to the shooting community, Instant Accuracy. tl;dr: If you want a proven, skill improving at home dry-fire program, you can get better ones for less, or free. Anyway, this didn’t sit well with pitchman Patrick Kilchermann, who was […]

Notes on Working From Home

So for the past few months my job has been to write posts for GunUp: The Magazine: The Blog, and one article a month for GunUp’s print magazine. This job also coincided with me becoming the primary daytime caretaker of my kids. Balancing these has been a bit of an adventure, and here’s some of […]

Ask The Gunsmith Part 2: Ruger Mega Snubbie!

Mr CAMM1520 asks: I have a 5 inch Ruger Redhawk that never gets any work. I have the crazy idea of getting the barrel shortened to the end of the extractor housing and using it for a giant snubby for home defense. I have seen a wide range of prices for this work. Any idea […]

Ask The Gunsmith Part 1: Dat Plunger Tube

Commenter Dave asks: Best fix for a loose plunger tube? “The best bet is to restake it if there is enough usable material and if not new ones are pretty inexpensive. They make a fixture for doing it that is the best bet as far as I know to do it. It came loose because […]

Ask The Gunsmith?

So Gunsmith Joe, the fellow responsible for taking my box of Norinco 1911 parts from derp to awesome, mentioned that he’s got lots of opinions and wanted to generally raise the clue level of the gunblogosphere, and yet just didn’t have enough attention span and give-a-crap to run his own blog. So what about some […]

And We’re Back, Again!

One year, I will remember to reup my hosting before it’s due. This was not that year.

Duckface Bunny Cheesecake: We Must Demand Better, Guys

True to his job description, my friend Caleb brought the controversy on Facebook by questioning Melissa Gilliand’s photo shoot in Sure Shots Magazine, a digital website publication. I have a serious question for my lady shooter friends: Is this really the image you want presented of female shooters? No offense intended to Ms. Gilliland, whom […]

Remington’s New-ish R-51 Pistol

As we approach SHOT Show 2014, Remington decided to get ahead of the curve and held a press demo for their new/old 9mm semiauto pistol, the R-51, a retooled and modernized development of the Depression era John Pederson designed model 51. Read all about it, and some decent pictures, at The Firearms Blog. Here’s the […]

Hope Y’all Had A Merry Christmas, Stop Doing The AR-15 Wrong

As America’s Rifle, the AR type has enjoyed unprecedented popularity, accounting for almost 25% of new long gun sales in recent years. But with great numbers come great numbers of mistakes, as people being people, attempt to find corners to cut or shortcuts to skill. How fortunate for you, that I polled some knowledgeable friends […]

The Story From The Other Side Of The Counter

I asked gonnesmythe Joe for his take on working with me on taking the Prodigal Norinco from fail to fantastic, and he provided! One thing that didn’t come across was just how quickly the customer – shop relationship can turn south. While providing me with updates, Joe regularly vented to me on the annoyances of […]